I love Kundalini Yoga. This is the yoga that keeps you young and with energy. We need to explain several things in order to understand it.
Basically, Kundalini Yoga is the yoga to develop the chakras and your energies. The main objective is to develop the Kundalini, the main inner force within ourselves. We will explain this slowly.
Kundalini Yoga has several asanas, mantras, pranayamas and, as any other yoga, focus is really important.
What can you get from this marvelous yoga? Some benefits from this yoga are:
MAHA KUNDALINI IS THE FORCE OR INTELLIGENT ENERGY WHICH CREATED THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, That energy within us is called The Kundalini. When a person develops the Kundalini; when that person rises up the kundalini to the Sahasrara Chakra, then he/she becomes a Master.
There are more than 70,000 nadis or electromagnetic channels within the human body. The energy of the seven main chakras flows into these channels.
The chakras are energetic vortexes. Their task is to capture energies from the cosmos and take them into the seven endocrine glands in order to produce hormones.
What hormones are good for? Among other effects here are some:
- Mood swings
- Activation or inhibition of the immune system
- Regulation of metabolism
- Preparation of the body for mating, fighting, fleeing...
- Also prepare the body for puberty, parenting, and menopause
- Control of the reproductive cycle
- Sexual arousal
Whoever wants to help the chakras to do their job better most change the way of life he/she has. Most people want to change superficial things or they want to do very small changes in their life, but we really need a radical change in our life.
THE ENERGETIC SYSTEM.
There are more than 70,000 nadis in the whole body, but three are the most important ones: Ida, Pingala and Shushunna.
Ida and Pingala go to the sides of the Spinal. One is positive (Hot) the other one is negative (Cold). We all know energy works like that. It is necessary to have two poles in order to have energy. All batteries have two poles, electricity works with those two poles, etc.
Sushunna goes right in the middle of the Spinal.
These three energetic channels belong to the Vital Body; the same is true for the other nadis. All these nadirs carry energy to the whole body and they are connected to the chakras. Obviously, these nadis and the chakras are not visible to the naked eye because they belong to the subtle bodies.
It is obvious that we are not just a mere physical body. The body itself cannot have life without an energetic system. That system belongs to the Vital Body. The physical body is a bio-chemical machine; but every machine works with energy. This machine is a robot, a tool for our soul. Nevertheless, robots most take energy form a source. That source is electricity or batteries; in our case it is this marvelous energetic system within the vital Body.
KUNDALINI YOGA ASANAS:
The person doing these practices most develop a deep concentration. So he/she can be 100% focus on the asanas and the energetic system. All yogi working in the Kundalini most know it is an energetic intelligence. Remember it comes from MAHA-KUNDALINI. Therefore mechanical practices are not good enough to activate these energies and as a result the chakras are not activated either.
Do not ever forget: YOGA IS UNION OF THE SOUL WITH THE SPIRIT (ATMAN). Yoga is not selfish. A selfish person will never develop the Kundalini. We need to practice Karma Yoga: The Yoga of Right action. Right action comes from the philosophy of the heart.